Out of Province (Not Registered)

This page describes the process for applicants who have been registered in another Canadian jurisdiction as a practical nurse but who are not currently registered. To apply under this pathway, you must have already passed the CPNRE or the REx-PN.

If this does not describe you, please take our applicant quiz.

Review Application Requirements Before You Apply

You will need to prepare the following before you can submit a completed application to the CLPNA. See our Declarations and Registration Requirements Policy for more information.

How to Apply

  1. Create your account on MyCLPNA. To submit an application, you must have an account with MyCLPNA.
  2. Once logged in, select APPLY under Active and begin an Out of Province/Not Registered application.
  3. Submit the application and pay the $100 application fee.
  4. If your paid application has any missing requirements, the CLPNA will contact you within five business days.
  5. You will receive a decision letter and final invoice for your practice permit fee within ten business days of all application requirements being met. You will need to meet all application requirements before you receive a decision letter.

Applicants and registrants can expect these standards when interacting with the Registration Department at the CLPNA.

  • Phone calls will be returned within one business day.
  • Emails will be returned within two business days.
  • Applications received with payment will be reviewed within five business days.
  • Completed applications will be processed with a decision letter within ten business days.
  • Invoices for approved applications will be available when the decision letter is issued.
  • A practice permit will be issued immediately upon receipt of the final invoice payment.

The Registration Service Standards policy outlines registration service standards at the CLPNA.